Sunday, February 05, 2017

Ten top SFF books that take on Norse mythology

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Jeff Somers tagged ten sci-fi & fantasy books that take on norse mythology. One title on the list:
Eaters of the Dead, by Michael Crichton

Crichton always surprised; in this 1975 novel (which served as the inspiration for the film The 13th Warrior) a civilized, educated Arab courtier falls in with a group of Viking warriors. He finds them gross and brutal—and slowly realizes they have taken him in order to assist in a battle against the beasts that emerge from the darkness to consume them (think Grendel). While Crichton offers a pseudo-scientific explanation for these events, the old myths loom large in what is a pretty scary story.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue